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"What in the World?" #5

Published 1952 circa

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Producer WCAU TV (CBS, Philadelphia)
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Film Print of CBS-broadcasted television program, filmed at WCAU TV Studios.
"What in the World was the Museum's popular weekly half-hour television program which was first seen in 1951 and which ran for 14 years." Froelich Rainey, moderator; Carleton Coon, Jacques Lipchitz, and Schuyler Cammann, panelists.

Wooden half man mask;(lower Yukon Valley) Alaska; used at ceremonial dances; collected in 1935 and said not to be much older than that; painted white with blue around the eyes (represent ghost)

Marble sculpture; found in Northern Palestine; Hellenistic Period;

Head piece made of reindeer antler and ivory of a mammoth; Siberia; mid 19th Century

Wooden object; taboo sign; New Caledonia (island of Australia); late 19th century

Goddess head; southern Iraq; 6th cent. BC; Neo-Babylonian Period

Representations of a head (Aztec god) made of volcanic rock; Mexico, 15th century AD;


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